15th December 2014, Milford Haven, Wales, UK
Pioneering partnership launched in our Community
A new community partnership has been launched between South Hook LNG and Pembrokeshire Association of Voluntary Services (PAVS), in a move that marks the first of its kind between a private sector business and the County’s independent third sector umbrella organisation.
South Hook LNG has actively supported Pembrokeshire voluntary projects, charities and community groups for the past seven years, working to echo values of safety, environment, education and wellbeing throughout the county.
To further enhance the impact of the Company’s continued support for local initiatives, South Hook LNG is proud to be partnering with PAVS - an organisation that has a strong reputation and a wealth of expertise in assisting the development of local communities through voluntary action.
The establishment of the partnership has been driven by South Hook LNG’s current General Manager, Yasser S. Al Jaidah.
“This partnership not only signifies a continued commitment by South Hook LNG to support Pembrokeshire communities, but the genuine desire to ensure that the financial assistance we offer has real impact” he said.
“The advice and support of PAVS will be instrumental to this, and we are very pleased to be involved in a partnership that will see the private and voluntary sectors working together for the benefit of our community.”
By linking with PAVS, South Hook LNG aims to continue its support of local community initiatives, concentrating its financial assistance in the communities closest to the Terminal, whilst continuing to offer hands-on volunteering assistance to organisations across Pembrokeshire.
Sue Leonard, PAVS Chief Officer, expressed her delight at the new partnership arrangement, saying “We very much look forward to working with South Hook LNG staff to distribute small grants in communities closest to the Terminal, ensuring that maximum impact is achieved. Building strong links with the private sector is one of the key elements of PAVS’ Strategic Plan and I am immensely grateful to South Hook LNG for leading the way on third sector/private sector partnerships in Pembrokeshire.”
Representatives of the Company will work closely with PAVS in assessing applications for support. For more information about the partnership, the eligibility criteria and the application process, please visit either www.southooklng.com or www.pavs.org.uk. All applications are to be submitted directly to PAVS.
Note to the editor:
Pembrokeshire Association of Voluntary Services (PAVS) is the County Voluntary Council for Pembrokeshire and incorporates Volunteering Pembrokeshire, the County’s Volunteer Centre. PAVS provides a wide range of services to voluntary and community groups and social enterprises in the County, including organisational development, funding and fundraising, training, volunteer recruitment and management, policy and citizen engagement, consultation and representation.
South Hook LNG is one of Europe’s largest Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Terminals. It has a processing capacity of 15.6 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) and is capable of delivering up to 21 billion cubic metres (bcm) per annum of gas into the National Transmission System (NTS) – equivalent to around 20% of current UK natural gas needs. South Hook LNG’s shareholders are Qatar Petroleum International, ExxonMobil and Total.
Photo Caption: Outgoing General Manager of South Hook LNG, Yasser S. Al Jaidah, is joined by Acting General Manager Hamad Al Samra, PAVS Chairman John Gossage, Chief Officer Sue Leonard and representatives of both organisations.
For further information contact:
Sue Leonard, Chief Officer, PAVS Tel: 01437 769422
Mariam Dalziel, Public Relations Department, South Hook LNG Tel: 01437 782202/2203 / 07810 161915